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Farmland Premiers Thursday in Sioux Falls - It's YOUR Agribusiness

by Mark Brown

The movie Farmland plays to a special audience Thursday night in Sioux Falls at Century East at Dawley Farms.

Five farmers --anointed the next generation of farmers are featured -- including an Edgarton, Minnesota farmer Ryan Veldhuizen. We'll visit with Lisa Cassidy -- US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance about the screening --- and why this is so important for the consuming public -- on farms and where we are at.

Keith Alverson of Chester, SD -- a member of the National Corn Growers Association Board will talk with us about the film -- which he has seen ---along with corn news -- China and it's halt of US Corn --and farm income still profitable but down from 2012.

Lucas Lentsch--South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture joins us from Pierre --- he'll share the latest on rail cars, Ag Summit coming up soon, and react to the movie Farmland and US grain trade abroad.

David Graper--Director of McCrory Garden at SDSU talks about the winter and the warmth of spring ---plus gives helpful hints on being ready.

Rick Shields--Mid-west Communication Farm Director joins us for an update of the National Farm Scene---and specifics on the Mid-west.

Larry Vilhauer--Plains Commerce Bank in Aberdeen answers questions about risk protection for farmers.

Travis and Roger Starks--Howalt McDowell --the sponsors of IGROW.org -- carry the discussion on farm needs --and what they are hearing as they travel thru the mid-west. They'll have insights about grain on the ground and Howalt McDowell University.

Scott Varilek--Kooima-Kaemingk share commodity news that will affect the market this week as we close April and begin May.

Craig Markhardt--Advana Mortgage has the loan snapshot of the day. Are the market numbers up or down for 15 or 30 year loans?

Todd Neuberger Edward Jones reports the Main Street to Wall Street numbers --along with key stocks of local interest.